Ethnic differences in neonatal jaundice: Comparison of Japanese and Caucasian newborn infants

Terusada Horiguchi, Charles Bauer

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Abstract

The incidence of neonatal jaundice was compared in Japanese and Caucasian infants at The Roosevelt Hospital between January 1970, and August 1972. The Japanese group was found to have significantly higher neonatal jaundice of unknown etiology (57.39 per cent) than the Caucasian group (16 per cent). Twenty-three per cent of the Japanese group and none of the Caucasian group developed hype rbilirubinemia exceeding 15 mg. per I00 ml. of serum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume121
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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